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Choose a Name. Any Name.

It’s now Fiodhag Wind Farm! German developer Vento Ludens signed their interest in the site 5 years ago. They had 5 years to decide on a project name and settled on Fasnakyle Wind Farm. After 11 months of publicly using the name of Fasnakyle Wind Farm, they have changed it to Fiodhag Wind Farm. Maybe […]

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Developer Fails at First Hurdle

Vento Ludens tried to get approved an inadequate Scope Request, but failed. The Highland Council raised many issues lacking in the developers’ submission and the Scottish Government have instructed Vento Ludens to consider all the additional points raised by both the Highland Council and members of the public.  Read the Energy Consents Unit response to […]

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Another piece of nonsense (and an own goal) from wpd

The wpd website is showing a news release with the title “Public misled by ‘conservation village’ title”. In it they attack the Forestry Commission for having erected signs on the approach to Tomich using the words ‘conservation village’ and infer that the Forestry Commission, together with objectors to their proposed development who used that wording, […]

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BEINN MHOR PROPOSAL REJECTED

Fantastic news today!! The Scottish Government’s Reporter has today rejected wpd’s application and appeal. This was always the wrong place for a wind farm and the decision is a triumph for common-sense and people power. The Reporter has taken on board many of the points that you raised in your individual objections and every objection […]

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PLANNING PROCESS UPDATE AND A PETITION

The Beinn Mhor wind farm application is now with the  Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) for determination. The Highland Council has recommended rejection of the application based primarily on concerns about the construction access route into and through the Conservation Village of Tomich. We remain optimistic that good sense will prevail […]

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BEINN MHOR WIND FARM DECISION NOW EXPECTED ON FEB 24th

After several delays the Beinn Mhor Wind Farm application will be considered by The Highland Council’s South Planning Committee on Tuesday February 24th following a ‘site’ visit by Planning Committee members scheduled for Monday February 23rd. Two extensions were granted by Highland Council to the developer (wpd) to allow them time to address questions from […]

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Another Local Wind Farm Proposal!

It has just been announced that another 17 turbine wind farm this side of Drumnadrochit, near Balnain is being planned by a development company called Force 9 Energy. This is in the vicinity of Cnoc an Eas hill, and lies to the north of Loch Meiklie. The wind farm would comprise of up to 17 […]

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Amendment to Beinn Mhor Proposal

Amendment to Beinn Mhor Proposal – More Action Needed Over 1000 objections to the Highland Council Wpd has amended its Beinn Mhor proposal and deleted turbine number 7. This turbine was stuck out on its own and was probably always available for sacrifice in wpd’s planning. In conjunction with this wpd has filed additional Environmental […]